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Pygmalion


Published June 7, 2009


LibriVox recording of Pygmalion , by George Bernard Shaw.

Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics (based on phonetician Henry Sweet), who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill – a young, poor, gentleman.

The play was later the basis for the successful movie adaptation "My Fair Lady" with Audrey Hepburn as Eliza and Rex Harrison as Prof. Higgins.
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Run time 2:54:03

Reviews

Reviewer: lanternland - - April 3, 2015
Subject: Very good
I almost always think of the multi-reader play productions on Libri that they are probably fun to do, but not to listen to, but this one is an exception. Quite delightful. Particular congrats to Kristin Hughes. That little "Oooh!" screech of hers cracks me up.

Technical problem: Sound goes from low to loud depending on the speaker.
Reviewer: Augmarr - - August 31, 2010
Subject: Great
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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